Events

Past Events

April 30:

Get Your Green On Kickoff Event

May is Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care Month and Palm Beach County is celebrating! Birth to 22: United For Brighter Futures is hosting the sixth annual Get Your Green on campaign countywide. To kick off the awareness month Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County is hosting a virtual event on April 30. This event will celebrate the community's effort to promote mental wellness and trauma informed care and provide information about local projects.

Come join us and hear about current legislation regarding mental health, PBC School District behavioral health news and learn about brain and behavioral health and maintain resilience during a pandemic.

9:00 – 11:00 am
Facebook Live

May 1:

Jupiter Bloom Wellness & Healthier Jupiter: Yoga in the Park

Come enjoy a FREE beginner's yoga class in the beautiful outdoors! Class, lead by licensed mental health counselor Natalie Diaz, includes mental health and wellness tips, as well as mindfulness techniques, and is held EVERY SATURDAY in May (with the exception of May 29). First-timers and new "yogis" encouraged! bring a mat and some water-All levels welcome.
Cinquez Park - Under Big tree
2183 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458
9:00 – 10:00 am

Rose Newbold Biffo & Healthier Delray Beach: Hearts Renewed: Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Workshop Series

The goal is to have rich dialogue within the community as well as allow the community to gain knowledge from the different perspectives of both men and women from different backgrounds and ethnicities, while giving men and women a place to speak freely on health, finances, interpersonal relationships and communication. The workshops will be interactive and engaging and run for a period of four weeks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to men and women. No registration required.
Greater Ridley Temple Multipurpose Center
102-1B S.W 12th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Flyer

May 3:

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Lunch & Learn: Tapping into Your Parent Super Powers: Strategies for Getting Young Children to Behave

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual Lunch & Learn. Dr. Laura Cruz will present “Tapping into Your Parent Super Powers: Strategies for Getting Young Children to Behave.” This interactive presentation will provide caregivers with an overview of theories that explain why young children behave well. Following, caregivers will learn and apply parenting skills (super powers) that can be used to improve behaviors in young children.
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Register here

Mindful Mondays with NAMI

Enjoy 30-minute sessions of self-care that include a discussion on mental health and mindfulness, a short-guided meditation practice, wrap-up, Q&A, and info about local resources. Led by Amanda Kopacz, CRPS, a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor & Mental Health Recovery Peer Specialist with NAMI PBC.
Held on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12-12:30 p.m
Join here

May 4:

Healthier Delray Beach: City of Delray Beach Mental Health Awareness & Trauma Informed Care Month Proclamation

Delray City Hall
4:00 pm

May 5:

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual didactic training. Dr. Paola Granados-Radlick will present “Dialectic Behavioral Therapy.” This training will provide an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy and how it can be adapted to residential treatment centers. DBT was developed as a specialized form of cognitive behavioral therapy to help address the emotional extremes that come with certain mental health disorders. The primary goals in DBT consist of teaching people to live in the present moment, cope more effectively with distress, manage painful emotions, and improve relationships. This presentation will provide an introduction into the five modules of DBT for adolescents, help staff identify treatment targets from a DBT perspective, and define core DBT concepts to help children, teens, and their families.
9:30 – 11:30 am
Register here

Boynton Beach City Library, Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, and the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness: Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Body Size, Body Acceptance presentation.

Presented by Katie Mittelstaedt, PsyD. and the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. This program will offer educational information on topics related to how environmental factors have impacted our body image and self-esteem. Topics addressed will include diet culture, intuitive eating, and skills to move from a place of body shame to body acceptance. Presented via Zoom.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Event Info

May 6:

Walk-Fit To Music

Walking is one of the most utilized fitness activities to help take care of both our mental and physical health. It is also a good stress reliever! Led by Total Body Fitness with Rosa LLC., virtual Walk Fit to Music will incorporate 4 basic steps (Walking in place, low kicks, side steps and low knee lifts), and a warm-up, core workout, cool down, and stretching session. No equipment or experience required.

Held on May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 12-12:30 p.m.
Join here.

May 7:

Soil & Soul + The Way Mindfulness Education

Skills for Managing Teen Anxiety & Depression / Mindfulness & Compassion
Gen Z has been called the saddest generation. Students and teachers from the High School Mindfulness Club program will share basic coping skills students can use anywhere anytime for mental health and wellness. This event is free and open to high school students in Palm Beach County
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Flyer
Register here

May 8:

Palm Beach County Library System and Palm Beach County Youth Services Department: Tapping Into Your Parent Super Powers Training

Learn strategies for getting young children to behave. Presenter is Laura Cruz, PhD, Psychologist, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department, Education and Training Center.
3:00 p.m.
Palm Beach County Library System
3650 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Register here

Deon C. Jefferson, BeWellPBC, Arts Warehouse: Express Yourself Fashion Art Ball: Shining Light on Mental Health

High Fashion Show and Art Exhibitions. In addition to the artists, there will be organizations present that specialize in mental health. These organizations will also be available to talk about the services that they provide to the community. HIV testing will also be a part of the Art Ball. We will have Monarch Health Group on board for those partygoers that may need to figure out their status.
Arts Warehouse
313 NW 3rd Street
Delray Beach, FL 33444
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Flyer

Rose Newbold Biffo & Healthier Delray Beach: Hearts Renewed: Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Workshop Series

The goal is to have rich dialogue within the community as well as allow the community to gain knowledge from the different perspectives of both men and women from different backgrounds and ethnicities, while giving men and women a place to speak freely on health, finances, interpersonal relationships and communication. The workshops will be interactive and engaging and run for a period of four weeks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to men and women. No registration required.
Greater Ridley Temple Multipurpose Center
102-1B S.W 12th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Flyer

Jupiter Bloom Wellness & Healthier Jupiter: Yoga in the Park

Come enjoy a FREE beginner's yoga class in the beautiful outdoors! Class, lead by licensed mental health counselor Natalie Diaz, includes mental health and wellness tips, as well as mindfulness techniques, and is held EVERY SATURDAY in May (with the exception of May 29).
9:00 – 10:00 am
Cinquez Park - Under Big tree
2183 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458

May 10:

Mindful Mondays with NAMI 12:00

Enjoy 30-minute sessions of self-care that include a discussion on mental health and mindfulness, a short-guided meditation practice, wrap-up, Q&A, and info about local resources. Led by Amanda Kopacz, CRPS, a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor & Mental Health Recovery Peer Specialist with NAMI PBC.
Held on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12-12:30 p.m
Join here

May 11:

Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

10:00 am
Please email Ed for link. ed@bocaratonspromise.org

BeWellPBC Youth Open Floor

This event is open to high school students. Learn how to adapt to change after COVID-19 and combating today's challenges through an open discussion and connecting with peers. The Students Connect Club was launched last year in partnership with BeWellPBC, NAMI and Leadership Palm Beach County to bring mental health awareness to students on their school campuses. COVID-19 changed that for our students, therefore students went virtual! During Mental Health Awareness Month and the Get Your Green On (GYGO) campaign, students will come together to have a conversation on combating today's challenges.
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Register here
Flyer

Healthier Delray Beach and sayWHAT! Enterprise, LLC are hosting the virtual event Mental Health & The Church

Join the "virtual" conversation with faith leaders and the community to discuss mental well-being. Theme : "I Matter"
7:15 p.m.
Flyer
Meeting ID: 851 7521 3160
Passcode: 493568
Zoom Link

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Lunch & Learn: Anxiety & Depression: Steps for Managing Your Mental Health

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual Lunch & Learn. Drs. Molina and Florexil will present “ Anxiety & Depression: Steps for Managing Your Mental Health.” The training will briefly present information on the two most common mental health concerns: anxiety and depression. During the presentation, attendees will learn about the different forms of anxiety/depression, the associated symptoms, and their causes. At the conclusion of the presentation, commonly used treatments, coping strategies, in combination with resources to help manage the psychological symptoms, will be explored.
12:00  – 1:00 pm
Register here

May 12:

Boynton Beach City Library, Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee, and the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness are hosting Eating Disorders: The Latest Information You Need to Know.

This presentation will review educational information on eating disorders signs and symptoms, including the difference between normalized eating, disordered eating, and eating disorders, and also how to help a friend or loved one if you are concerned.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Register here

May 13:

Walk-Fit To Music

Walking is one of the most utilized fitness activities to help take care of both our mental and physical health. It is also a good stress reliever! Led by Total Body Fitness with Rosa LLC., virtual Walk Fit to Music will incorporate 4 basic steps (Walking in place, low kicks, side steps and low knee lifts), and a warm-up, core workout, cool down, and stretching session. No equipment or experience required.

Held on May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 12-12:30 p.m.
Join here.

May 14:

Healthier Jupiter Fun Fridays Kickoff on Facebook Live

Join Healthier Jupiter’s community partners for a week of mental fitness. Themed days will be on social media and distributed to partners to raise awareness for mental health in Jupiter. Our campaign aligns with Palm Beach County’s Get Your Green on Campaign for Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month. Mental Fitness looks different for all of us! Share photos to show us what it looks like for you. Those who participate by sharing photos will be entered into a drawing to win prizes from local businesses and organizations.
9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm
In addition, Healthier Jupiter is encouraging participation in the following social media activities:
Post photos of how you do….

  • SELF CARE SATURDAY, May 15 – How do you take care of yourself?
  • SOULFUL SUNDAY, May 16 – How do you boost your soul?
  • MINDFUL MONDAY, May 17 – How do you stay present in the moment?
  • TALKING TUESDAY, May 18 – Who are you talking to?
  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAY, May 19 – How do you stay healthy?
  • FRESH AIR FRIDAY, May 21 – How do you spend time outdoors?

Event Info

Healthier Glades: Soil to Soul Garden Party

For youth age 12-18, join us for a day of gardening and painting that connects creativity, nurturing and nature. In partnership with Federation of Families and Philanthropy Tank, join us for a day creativity, gardening and connecting with youth.
5:00 p.m.
Federation of Families
101 NW 1st Ave
South Bay, FL 33493
Flyer
Register here

May 15:

Healthier Jupiter Theme: SELF CARE SATURDAY - How do you take care of yourself?

Jupiter Bloom Wellness & Healthier Jupiter: Yoga in the Park

Come enjoy a FREE beginner's yoga class in the beautiful outdoors! Class, lead by licensed mental health counselor Natalie Diaz, includes mental health and wellness tips, as well as mindfulness techniques, and is held EVERY SATURDAY in May (with the exception of May 29).
9:00 – 10:00 am
Cinquez Park - Under Big tree
2183 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458

Healthier Glades: Woosa Self Care Retreat

Join Healthier Glades for a day to participate in Yoga/Meditation activities that will “Reset, Recharge, Renew.”
Eddie Lee Rhodes Gymnasium
360 E. Main Street
Pahokee, FL 33476
10:00 a.m.
Event Info
Flyer

Rose Newbold Biffo & Healthier Delray Beach: Hearts Renewed: Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Workshop Series

The goal is to have rich dialogue within the community as well as allow the community to gain knowledge from the different perspectives of both men and women from different backgrounds and ethnicities, while giving men and women a place to speak freely on health, finances, interpersonal relationships and communication. The workshops will be interactive and engaging and run for a period of four weeks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to men and women. No registration required.
Greater Ridley Temple Multipurpose Center
102-1B S.W 12th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Flyer

May 16:

Healthier Jupiter theme: SOULFUL SUNDAY - How do you boost your soul?

May 17:

Healthier Jupiter Theme: MINDFUL MONDAY - How do you stay present in the moment?

Mindful Mondays with NAMI 12:00 pm

Enjoy 30-minute sessions of self-care that include a discussion on mental health and mindfulness, a short-guided meditation practice, wrap-up, Q&A, and info about local resources. Led by Amanda Kopacz, CRPS, a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor & Mental Health Recovery Peer Specialist with NAMI PBC.
Held on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12-12:30 p.m
Join here

May 18:

Healthier Jupiter Theme: TALKING TUESDAY - Who are you talking to?

Faulk Center for Counseling Butterfly Release

The Butterfly Release event in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month in partnership with GYGO. The event will also include a proclamation. In-person attendance is invite only.
4:00 p.m.
Facebook Live

May 19:

Healthier Jupiter theme: WELLNESS WEDNESDAY - How do you stay healthy?

Mental Health Month Book Club

Join us for the first-ever Mental Health Month Adults book club! We will be reading Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson throughout May. A virtual book discussion led by Margaret Newton of the Boynton Beach Mental Health Committee. Books provided at no cost (limited copies available for checkout).
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Email marketing@boyntonlibrary.org to register for the event.
Event Info

United Way of Palm Beach County: Heart of the Matter: Mental Health During the Pandemic & Beyond

Join the United Way of Palm Beach County for an important discussion on mental health & trauma-informed care during the pandemic and beyond.
Local nonprofit and community leaders will be having a virtual conversation about the mental health landscape in PBC and the impact of the pandemic and recent social and racial unrest on our community’s well-being. Panelists will discuss various types of trauma, how to foster resiliency skills, and local behavioral health initiatives and resources for adults, youth, families, veterans, and businesses.

United Way of PBC is continuing its virtual community conversation series called Heart of the Matter. Each conversation will focus on a relevant, timely topic and engage an expert panel of local and regional nonprofit and community leaders who will speak to the current state of needs in our community like food insecurity, housing support, access to medical care, education, mentorship, and more. Hear from diverse perspectives on challenges, collaborations, and ways you can get involved.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Event Info
Flyer

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Disability: Culture, Treatment, and Assessment Training

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual didactic training. Dr. Craig Kramer will present “Disability: Culture, Treatment and Assessment.” The presentation will focus on increasing disability awareness including identifying models of disability, history of discrimination, and general assessment and treatment recommendations. In addition, participants will examine their own values, assumptions, and biases that they may harbor toward individuals with disabilities. In addition, the presentation will include interactive participation including viewing of a video and completion of an experiential exercise. Furthermore, participants will be provided with a general understanding of statistics, disability types, and common definitions associated with the disability community.
9:30  – 11:30 am
Register here

May 20:

Get Your Green On for Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month

Healthier Jupiter theme: GET YOUR GREEN ON THURSDAY

Healthier Glades: The Mask You Live In Community Presentation

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
5:30 p.m.
Flyer

Walk-Fit To Music

Walking is one of the most utilized fitness activities to help take care of both our mental and physical health. It is also a good stress reliever! Led by Total Body Fitness with Rosa LLC., virtual Walk Fit to Music will incorporate 4 basic steps (Walking in place, low kicks, side steps and low knee lifts), and a warm-up, core workout, cool down, and stretching session. No equipment or experience required.
Held on May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 12-12:30 p.m.
Join here.

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Lunch & Learn: Let's Talk About Race/Ethnicity: The Impact of Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual Lunch & Learn. Dr. Danniella Jones will present “Let’s Talk about Racial/Ethnicity: The Impact of Implicit Bias and Microaggressions.” Racial microaggressions are everyday insults and demeaning messages directed towards Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) by typically well-intentioned people who are unaware of the hidden messages being sent to them (Sue et al., 2007). While they may seem small, they often lead to discriminatory practices and effect the mental health of those impacted. This presentation will describe how our implicit biases impact our language and behaviors (e.g. microaggressions) as well as explore their impact on BIPOC. Finally, it will provide strategies for individuals to increase their awareness of implicit bias as well as reduce the impact on others.   
12:00  – 1:00 pm
Register here

May 21:

Healthier Jupiter theme: FRESH AIR FRIDAY - How do you spend time outdoors?

Mental Health First Aid Virtual Two-Day Training - Part 1 of 2

Adult MHFA training Friday, May 21, 1-4 and Saturday 11-1:30. Must email Rebecca for registration and link. All participants must complete a 2 hour self-pace pre-work at least a week before the class.
Email Rebecca Matte for registration info rmatte@cp-cto.org

May 22:

Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training 10:00a

Mental Health First Aid Virtual Two-Day Training - Part 2 of 2

Adult MHFA training Friday, May 21, 1-4 and Saturday 11-1:30. Must email Rebecca for registration and link. All participants must complete a 2 hour self-pace pre-work at least a week before the class.
Email Rebecca Matte for registration info rmatte@cp-cto.org

Rose Newbold Biffo & Healthier Delray Beach: Hearts Renewed: Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Workshop Series

The goal is to have rich dialogue within the community as well as allow the community to gain knowledge from the different perspectives of both men and women from different backgrounds and ethnicities, while giving men and women a place to speak freely on health, finances, interpersonal relationships and communication. The workshops will be interactive and engaging and run for a period of four weeks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free and open to men and women. No registration required.
Greater Ridley Temple Multipurpose Center
102-1B S.W 12th Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Flyer

Jupiter Bloom Wellness & Healthier Jupiter: Yoga in the Park

Come enjoy a FREE beginner's yoga class in the beautiful outdoors! Class, lead by licensed mental health counselor Natalie Diaz, includes mental health and wellness tips, as well as mindfulness techniques, and is held EVERY SATURDAY in May (with the exception of May 29).
9:00 – 10:00 am
Cinquez Park - Under Big tree
2183 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458

May 23:

sayWHAT! Enterprise, LLC: Lets Talk, Listen and Learn... A Wellness Journey... A time to Renew! Reset! Release! and Receive!

Lets Talk, Listen and Learn... A Wellness Journey... A time to Renew! Reset! Release! and Receive!
A wellness journey is an invitation to self-discovery - it's about creating new habits and altering your lifestyle to better support your needs. Overall, it's an incredibly empowering personal journey, and it can be life-changing, if you let it. Mind, Body & Spirit!
4:00 p.m.
Flyer

May 24:

Mercier Wellness & Consulting and Healthier Delray Beach: Community Conversation: What is Grief and How Do You Cope? 

Mercier Wellness & Consulting in partnership with Healthier Delray Beach present a Community Conversation on the topic of Grief, loss, and coping.
Participants will take an in depth look at the topic of grief and loss. Grief & loss expert, Herdyne Mercier will educate and equip the participants with effective strategies to help cope with grief and loss.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Register here

Mindful Mondays with NAMI

Enjoy 30-minute sessions of self-care that include a discussion on mental health and mindfulness, a short-guided meditation practice, wrap-up, Q&A, and info about local resources. Led by Amanda Kopacz, CRPS, a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor & Mental Health Recovery Peer Specialist with NAMI PBC.
Held on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12-12:30 p.m
Join here

May 25:

May 26:

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Didactic Training: Community Violence Exposure and Victimization

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual didactic training. Essence O. Rivers, MA will present “Community Violence Exposure and Victimization.” This training will provide an overview of the issue of community violence through a systemic and developmental lens. The presentation will identify both risk and protective factors for community violence exposure and victimization, and provide a detailed explanation of the consequences that can result from community violence exposure and victimization in urban communities. Additionally, attendees will be provided with resources and strategies that can be utilized in clinical, school and community settings to promote resilience and healing following community violence exposure and victimization.
9:30 – 11:30 am
Register here

May 27:

Healthier Glades: Mental Health Learning Series

In partnership with Palm Beach County Youth Services, we will be offering a 1-hour Q&A on the following topics:

  • May 2021 -- Stress and Anxiety
  • June 2021 -- Grief and Loss
  • July 2021 -- Depression
  • August 2021 -- Trauma (PTSD/Generational)

The event will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4pm.
Register here
Flyer

Walk-Fit To Music

Walking is one of the most utilized fitness activities to help take care of both our mental and physical health. It is also a good stress reliever! Led by Total Body Fitness with Rosa LLC., virtual Walk Fit to Music will incorporate 4 basic steps (Walking in place, low kicks, side steps and low knee lifts), and a warm-up, core workout, cool down, and stretching session. No equipment or experience required.

Held on May 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 12-12:30 p.m.
Join here.

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department Lunch & Learn: Sleep Hygiene

Join Palm Beach County Youth Services Department’s Education and Training Center for a virtual Lunch & Learn. Lauren Stroker, M.S. will present “Sleep Hygiene.” The training  will define sleep hygiene and identify the benefits of improving sleep habits. Participants will be provided with strategies and exercises to address sleep difficulties and increase healthy sleep practices.
12:00  – 1:00 pm
Register here

May 28:

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May 30:

May 31:

Mindful Mondays with NAMI

Enjoy 30-minute sessions of self-care that include a discussion on mental health and mindfulness, a short-guided meditation practice, wrap-up, Q&A, and info about local resources. Led by Amanda Kopacz, CRPS, a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor & Mental Health Recovery Peer Specialist with NAMI PBC.
Held on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12-12:30 p.m
Join here

The School District of Palm Beach County Self Care and the Arts GYGO YouTube Channel

Presented by: The School District of Palm Beach County
Available on demand
GYGO aims to raise awareness by creating visible support and fostering safe spaces to talk openly about behavioral health and trauma. Check out the links on the attached flyer for ways to engage students and adults in GYGO activities throughout May, including a link to the school district’s GYGO YouTube channel featuring self-care and mental wellness activities created by SDPBC employees. These short (less than 10 minute) videos are great to use with students in the classroom throughout the month, or they can be shared with families to do together at home.
YouTube Channel
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